At Gardiner Roberts, giving back has always been a part of our DNA. We are nothing without the community we live and work within – it has provided us with our profession and serves to motivate our personal sense of responsibility as it provides us with a strong sense of belonging. Our commitment to our communities – through service and pro bono work, goes a long way towards developing our lawyers. Giving back to our community makes us better people – and better lawyers.
At Gardiner Roberts, we strive to make a difference and, over the past 100+ years, we have accomplished much – but there is always much more to do. Great causes and positive initiatives abound and volunteering time, expertise and financial support to each worthy cause is – in our eyes – a moral obligation.
Consider these recent examples of our community-spirited goodwill involving Gardiner Roberts employees:
- The Big Bike Ride (Heart and Stroke Foundation).
- Peacebuilders International. (Improving the lives of children and youth by providing them with appropriate access to justice, empowering them to overcome personal challenges and helping them to realize their full potential).
- Prostate Cancer Canada. (Movember fundraiser raising awareness and funding for prostate cancer research).
- LAWS Program (University of Toronto). (Providing mentorship to Grade 10 students from inner city high schools by introducing them to the legal environment).
- Humber College Advisory Consortium for legal courses. (A co-op student program involving several Humber College graduates in-house plus the annual “Gardiner Roberts Achievement Award” and bursary to a Humber graduate excelling in technology).
- Ride to Conquer Cancer. (A 200 km fundraiser for cancer research, treatment, and education).
- Hope for Children Foundation – Adopt-a-Family Program. (A holiday season gift-giving initiative for Canadian children and their families).
- Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation. (A team-style Ride for Diabetes Research fundraiser).
- Arts and Culture. (Ongoing support of arts-based initiatives including The National Ballet School of Canada, the Toronto International Film Festival, TIFF, and the Canadian International Documentary Film Festival, Hot Docs).
- Research Ethics Boards. (Health Law Group involvement in various research ethics boards affiliated with SickKids and the Bloorview Research Institute).